Posts Tagged: Surprise!

Emotional Dissembling Shockingly Difficult

What are the most difficult emotions to fake? The answers may surprise you. Unless you said "surprise." Because that's one of them.


The First Interview: Meet Josh Simpson, the Man Behind Twitter's @BPGlobalPR

On May 19, @BPGlobalPR started sending out messages about the Gulf oil spill to Twitter. The parody account took on the persona of an inept and insensitive public relations pro working at BP-and it viciously skewered BP's messaging attempts from behind a veil of anonymity. Within a week, it ate Twitter.

The writer's identity became the guessing game of the summer, one that I became deeply enmeshed in after a reporter incorrectly wrote that I had outed Twitter provocateur Mike Monteiro as the account's author. (I had not.) Ironically, however, the erroneous story eventually led me to the 26 year-old prankster behind the account who, after [...]


169 Song Titles with Parentheticals (In Order of Parenthetical Charm)

169. He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)

168. Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)

167. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)

166. Hemorrhage (In My Hands)

165. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)

164. Truckdrivin’ Neighbors Downstairs (Yellow Sweat)

163. Money (That's What I Want)

162. (Flesh & Blood) Sacrifice

161. (Just Like) Starting Over

160. (Keep Feeling) Fascination

159. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You


Perez Hilton Charms New York

Last night Paolo Mastrangelo went up to the Borders in the Columbus Circle shops, where Perez Hilton read and spoke before hundreds of fans. 95% were college age; easily 80% were women. Everyone looked like an edgy Gap commercial, which is to say, they all looked really good. There was not a flannel shirt, neon orange backpack or fanny pack in sight. But it wasn't really the outfits that were striking-it was all the smiles and excitement in the room. Perez was behind a podium. He was cheerful, and graciously took questions from all. "What do you think about blogging in relation to journalism?" someone asked. And: "When [...]


20 People to Follow on Twitter: @LAhistory

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Feb 16, 1912: Margaret Q. Adams, LA County Sheriff's first woman officer, takes oath. Her badge, pix & obit: Feb 16 17:12:40 via webLa AngelenaLAhistory

It's very likely that you don't live in Los Angeles! So many people don't these days. But it's a fascinating city, and even nonresidents can play along with this Twitter feed of LA history. What I love about it is it tells little stories.